BATON ROUGE (Legal Newsline) — Gov. John Bel Edwards recently signed a bill that allows Louisiana courts to take judicial notice of laws in other states.
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NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – The federal government and Louisiana are seeking damages from an oil production company over a 2016 pipeline leak that discharged several thousand gallons of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.
BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – ORB Exploration LLC (ORB) will pay more than $700,000 in penalties and costs to settle allegations it violated the Clean Water Act and state environmental laws due to three crude oil spills.
BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – The Louisiana Attorney General’s Office has again hired a list of political allies for help with an antitrust lawsuit brought against Pfizer which mirrors similar actions taken against several other pharmaceutical companies.
The State of Louisiana filed suit against a drug supplier over allegations the company intentionally looked to block less expensive generic versions of one of its drugs.
Plaintiffs attorneys say La. SC justice they donated $775K to shouldn't recuse himself from legacy lawsuits
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – A group of plaintiffs’ attorneys who helped bankroll the election of Louisiana Supreme Court Justice Jeff Hughes are opposing a motion to recuse him from their cases currently being considered by the state’s high court.
The State of Louisiana filed suit against a pharmaceutical partnership for falsely advertising a prescription drug's effectiveness.
The State of Louisiana is suing the maker of a congestive heart failure medication over allegations that the company prevented generic versions of the drug from going to the market.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline is attempting to have an antitrust lawsuit filed by the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office last December thrown out claiming it is a copycat of a similar class action lawsuit settled in 2013.
Louisiana has joined five other states in a lawsuit against President Obama over the Affordable Care Act, Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said on Wednesday. Caldwell said that he filed an amicus brief supporting the U.S. House of Representatives’ lawsuit, House of Representatives v. Burwell, which alleges Obama illegally implemented Obamacare.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General James “Buddy” Caldwell has filed a lawsuit in state court against the maker of the prescription nasal spray Flonase for allegedly scheming to keep generic versions of the drug off the market.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) - As the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit hears arguments concerning BP’s attempt to remove Deepwater Horizon Claims Administrator Patrick Juneau, prominent plaintiffs’ attorney Daniel Becnel says he backs the oil giant’s position.
WASHINGTON (Legal Newsline) – With only five weeks to go until the general election, no candidate in the Louisiana U.S. Senate race has pulled away from the other, though the Republican in the Iowa U.S. Senate race has opened a six-point lead.
BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) – A widely circulated photo of Democratic U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu assisting a Louisiana State University fan with a keg stand has prompted her chief rival to openly criticize her.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) – In a speech given to the Society for Environmental Journalists on Wednesday, BP spokesman Geoff Morrell told the group that he was discouraged by speculative reporting that took place during and after the Deepwater Horizon oil spill regarding the impact the spill would have on the environment.
HOUMA, La. (Legal Newsline) - If elected, a Republican U.S. Senate candidate is promising to "pop the door off the hinges" of his Washington office.
BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced an $8.5 million settlement Tuesday with Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc. to resolve allegations of fraudulent drug pricing.
BATON ROUGE, La. (Legal Newsline) - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell announced Friday that the state of Louisiana would receive $45 million from GlaxoSmithKline, a British healthcare company, to resolve allegations of Medicaid fraud and deceptive marketing.
NEW ORLEANS (Legal Newsline) -- The Louisiana Supreme Court has reinstated a nearly $1 million judgment against the state of Louisiana for injuries a UPS delivery driver sustained while maneuvering a loaded dolly into an elevator.